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Okavango & Savuti Luxury Mobile Safari

"A strong dose of wildlife in a luxury mobile safari

Price from $5830 USD
Country
Botswana
When to Go
Apr to Nov
Duration
8 Nights
Safari Type
Mobile Safari
Kids Min Age
12

A flagship Botswana wildlife safari showcasing both the Okavango Delta and the famous Savuti region. Three dramatically different locations with fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities!

Starting off with a charter flight into the Moremi Game reserve, the game viewing starts as you disembark the plane. 3 nights of mobile camping and exporing the different happitats before moving to the Khwai Community Concession, an area with some of the best game viewing in the country, for two nights in a luxury lodge accompanied by the same guide for continuity. From there you will cross over into the well-known Savuti region of the Chobe National Park for another three nights Mobile Safari before flying back to Maun.

This 8-night Okavango & Savuti Safari is well suited for medium to large sized groups seeking to experience Botswana as adventurous, yet luxurious, as possible in their own private camp. The accommodation is simple but comfortable and you will find all the luxuries one needs to be comfortable in this pristine wilderness. The campsites and lodge are private and in prime locations so one can expect to get the full Okavango and Savuti experience.

Itinerary in Brief

3 Nights in Moremi Mobile Camp

2 Nights in Machaba Camp

3 Nights in Savuti Mobile Camp

Safari Rating

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detailed itinerary

The Moremi Game Reserve is located on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and consists of a patchwork of lagoons, shallow flooded pans, plains and forests. The area and diversity of habitat supports a high variety and density of wildlife both big and small and makes for excellent game viewing, particularly of predators.

Mobile safaris follow an old tried and tested formula that ‘takes everything along, but leaves nothing behind’. The safari crew uses a truck to ‘transport the camp’ and they will setup camp before you arrive. Accommodation is in the form of a private canvas setup, specifically for the safari and then moved to the next location by the mobile crew.

Guests can decide the level of luxury of the camp, but all will be in private tents (with proper beds) with on-suite bathroom, including a bucket shower (with hot water!) and basic toilet. The safaris are fully guided by the best local guides and guests travel in open game viewing vehicles between locations. The food is prepared by an experienced bush chef who prepares delicious meals on the open fire.

The Khwai concession is located on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta with the Khwai river forming the boundary between the Moremi Game Reserve and the concession. The area is home to some of the best game viewing as the herbivores from the drier surrounds are forced to come to the Khwai river in order to drink. This in turn supports large concentrations of predators especially leopards and if you are lucky, also Painted wolves.

Machaba camp is situated on the edge and overlooking a large flood plain of the Khwai river which separates the community land from the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is small and intimate with a classy high-quality luxury feeling.

The accommodation is in the form of large inter-leading canvas tents with en-suite flush toilet and shower facilities. The standard of accommodation here is high and very comfortable and along with friendly staff and great food, this is the perfect place from which to enjoy the surrounds.

The Savuti region of the Chobe National Park is located between the Okavango Delta and the town of Kasane in the North East of Botswana. The area is normally fairly dry and arid as the Savuti channel flows rarely and seemingly unpredictably from the Linyanti swamp to the Savuti marsh. The area consists of small rocky outcrops, fairly dense Kalahari woodlands and also vast open grasslands in the marsh – which all attracts and holds strong concentrations of wildlife. The area was made famous for the number of documentaries filmed there, which focus mostly on the predators and their behaviours having to adapt to the random changes in water abundance. The most recent being “Savage Kingdom”.

Mobile safaris follow an old tried and tested formula that ‘takes everything along, but leaves nothing behind’. The safari crew uses a truck to ‘transport the camp’ and they will setup camp before you arrive. Accommodation is in the form of a private canvas setup, specifically for the safari and then moved to the next location by the mobile crew.

Guests can decide the level of luxury of the camp, but all will be in private tents (with proper beds) with on-suite bathroom, including a bucket shower (with hot water!) and basic toilet. The safaris are fully guided by the best local guides and guests travel in open game viewing vehicles between locations. The food is prepared by an experienced bush chef who prepares delicious meals on the open fire.

accommodation

Golden Africa Safaris run high level luxury mobile safaris in northern Botswana. They fall into the mobile safari category; however, they are better described as a “mobile lodge” as one can find all the luxuries and amenities of a classic tented lodge but they have the added bonus of being able to change location! The best of both worlds in our opinion!

They offer both 4 and 5 star safaris as below:

Comparison
4 * Tented Mobile Safari
5 * Tented Mobile Safari
Bedroom
  • Standard tent flooring and verandah
  • Bath towel, hand towel & face cloth
  • Sisal carpets & persian kilims/rugs
  • Bath sheet in addition
Bathroom
  • Ensuite long-drop toilet
  • Canvas wash basins in front of tent
  • En suite flushing toilet
  • Copper basins and jugs inside tents
  • Complimentary guest amenities provided
Food
  • 4* standard menu paired with wines
  • Meals served buffet style
  • 5* standard menu paired with wines
  • Meals plated
Drinks
  • Locally available standard wines and spirits
  • Premium wines and spirits
  • Specialist drinks on request
Around Camp
  • Chillout mess tent with rugs & cushions
  • Hammocks in trees
  • Higher Staff compliment

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Much like most of our tours, this itinerary serves as a guide line or example of what is possible and any part of this tour and be changed or additions added. We also create custom itineraries to suite your budget and the experiences you are after. Please contact us so we can create your own personally tailored safari!